Local Racing

  • Fayette County Speedway beats Mother Nature again

    By Kristopher Blankenship

    Week 5 at Fayette County Speedway was again threatened by Mother Nature last Friday night but again overcame.

    With rain showers in the area the night before and in the afternoon shutting down tracks in Belleville and Granite City, Fayette County Speedway was spared, providing a great opportunity to showcase the track to other drivers in the region.

  • Speedway sees several new winners in week four action

    By Kristopher Blankenship

    Cool weather and gloomy skies last Friday night worried track officials at Fayette County Speedway.  

    With rain possible, promoter Charlie Depew decided to push ahead and race, and the teams and fans who showed up were rewarded with another great night of racing.

    Getting four weeks into the season with no rain outs yet is certainly abnormal and that’s great, because racers hate rainouts.

    UMP Modifieds

  • Weather doesn't slow down week three action at speedway

    By Kristopher Blankenship

    This week, Fayette County Speedway fought Mother Nature and won.

    Rain that hit the area on Thursday night tried to wash out racing this week but track promoter Charlie Depew and his crew worked on the facility to make for another great night of racing.

    Although, it wasn’t easy.

    The pits were muddy, and the track was soft. Early races had to deal with some rough areas and a bit of a slimy surface, but as the night wore on, the track slowly took shape.

  • Fayette County Speedway: Close battles highlight week 2

    By Kristopher Blankenship

    Week No. 2 at Fayette County Speedway is in the record books, with several great battles on the track all night long last Friday.

    The UMP modified division was a dogfight all night, ending in heartbreak for some and a victory for only one driver.

    The night started fast, with an outstanding duel in heat No. 1 between front row starters Michael Meyer and Craig Kern. The race quickly became an all-out battle, with Meyer edging Kern for the win.

  • Over 60 cars at opening night at Fayette County Speedway

    By Kristopher Blankenship

    Opening night at Fayette County Speedway went off without a hitch last Friday night, as the UMP modifieds, B-Mods, street stocks and hornets all hit the track.

    The track was smooth and fast all night, and fans were treated to great racing in all classes, which featured 65 cars. A mix of old cars, new cars, new drivers and drivers changing classes should make for an exciting season in the points standings.

    In the UMP modified class, Brian Bielong and Robbie Eilers put on a show, with both drivers winning his heat race.

  • Racing begins Friday

    By Kristopher Blankenship

    Fayette County Speedway promoter Charlie Depew opened the track for practice over the weekend to prepare for the 2014 racing season.  

    Several drivers were in attendance to test and tune their race cars in preparation for this Friday’s opening night. The pits and grandstand open at 5 p.m., with hot laps beginning at 7 p.m. Racing immediately follows hot laps.

    Admission is $30 for a pit pass, $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 for children ages 8-12 and free for children 7-and-under who attend with a paying adult.

  • Slideways RC (Feb. 10 and 17)

    The Slideways RC club is seven weeks through its indoor points series at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in Brownstown.

    The final races will be held this Saturday night, with all four points champions still to be determined.

    Current leaders are Dawson Barker (Kidz Modz), Justin Short (Adult Stock), Rob Gwinn (B-Mods) and Jerod Ramsey (Outlaw Modifieds).

    Feb. 17
    Kidz Modz
    1. Dawson Barker
    2. Jason Struble
    3. Dalton Davison
    4. Levi Barker
    5. David Linville
    6. Zane Ulmer
    7. Caleb Lurkins
    8. Noah Sugg
    9. Jarrett Pasley
    1. Dawson Barker, 530
    2. Jarrett Pasley, 514

  • Slideways RC (Jan. 25)

    Saturday, Jan. 25
    Kidz Modz
    1. Dawson Barker
    2. Jarrett Pasley
    3. Cade Tester
    4. Dalton Davidson
    5. Levi Barker
    6. Jason Struble
    7. Chaz Smail
    8. David Linville
    T-1. Jarrett Pasley, 385
    T-1. Dawson Barker, 385
    3. Jason Struble, 300
    4. Dalton Davidson, 289
    5. David Linville, 243
    T-6. Noah Sugg, 231
    T-6. Cassidy Anderson, 231
    8. Cade Tester, 220
    9. Lucas McElroy, 215
    T-10. Chaz Smail, 207
    T-10. Levi Barker, 207

  • Slideways RC (Jan. 18)

    1. Steve Mayberry
    2. Eric Holaday
    3. Rob Gwinn
    4. Don Hatfill
    5. Blaine Pruett
    6. Justin Short
    7. Bryce Pasley
    8. Dawson Barker
    Points (through three weeks)
    1. Steve Mayberry, 210
    2. Rob Gwinn, 203
    3. Blaine Pruett, 200
    4. Don Hatfill,194
    5. Eric Holaday, 173
    6. Dawson Barker, 171
    7. Bryce Pasley, 169
    8. Justin Short, 110
    T-9. Stacey Stewart, 70
    T-9. Kirk Forbis, 70
    11. Mike Clark, 53
    12. Jerod Ramsey, 49

  • Slideways RC (Jan. 11)

    Kidz Modz
    1. Barker
    2. Pasley
    3. Stewart
    4. Struble
    5. McElroy
    6. Davidson
    7. Lambert
    8. Whitten
    Outlaw Modifieds
    1. Stewart
    2. Ramsey
    3. Gwinn
    4. Lofland
    5. Putnam
    6. Mouse
    7. Clark
    8. Holaday
    1. Hatfill
    2. Mayberry
    3. Stewart
    4. Pruett
    5. Barker
    6. Short
    7. Gwinn
    8. Pasley
    Adult Stock
    1. Mouse
    2. Clark
    3. Rauch
    4. Putnam